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Broekhoff Leads Valparaiso Past Detroit 78-73

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 25: (L-R) Head coach for men's basketball Ray McCallum at University of Detroit Mercy, former U-D and Detroit Piston player Earl Cureton, head coach for women's basketball Autumn Rademacher at U-D, Terry Tyler and John Long, former U-D and Piston players, participate on a panel for 1,000 Detroit public school students to begin the character education program as part of the Leadership Detroit initiative at Calihan Hall on the University of Detroit campus on October 25, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The event was hosted by the Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Players Association and the City of Detroit.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 25: (L-R) Head coach for men’s basketball Ray McCallum at University of Detroit Mercy, former U-D and Detroit Piston player Earl Cureton, head coach for women’s basketball Autumn Rademacher at U-D, Terry Tyler and John Long, former U-D and Piston players, participate on a panel for 1,000 Detroit public school students to begin the character education program as part of the Leadership Detroit initiative at Calihan Hall on the University of Detroit campus on October 25, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The event was hosted by the Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Players Association and the City of Detroit. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Broekhoff scored 26 points and Valparaiso hit 12 3-pointers en route to a 78-73 comeback victory over Detroit on Thursday night.

Broekhoff hit all six of his 3-point attempts and was 8 of 9 overall from the floor as the Crusaders (16-8, 9-3 Horizon) rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit.

Valparaiso battled back to take a 64-62 lead on Van Broekhoff’s 3-pointer with 5:41 left in the game. He added another with 4:08 remaining that broke a 66-all tie and started a 10-3 run that put the Crusaders ahead to stay.

Detroit (12-12, 6-6) got 14 points apiece from Chase Simon, Ray McCallum and Eli Holman. Doug Anderson added 12 and Jason Calliste had 10.

Richie Edwards added 16 points and Kevin Van Wijk had 10 for Valparaiso, which was 12 for 22 beyond the arc and shot 55 percent from the floor.

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